09 January on this day...

1971: MANCHESTER United beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Alan Gowling and Willie Morgan. Tony Dunne (nearest ball) and Nobby Stiles (far left) are pictured. Now, as then, both teams were full of footballing stars and the contest a huge occasion – 53,482 watched this 1971 battle. But few of the today’s Stamford Bridge faithful would recognise the somewhat bland ground (not stadium) and the less than exclusive housing visible in the photograph.

Image: COLORSPORT